Shop Social Causes With Sippd

Sippd’s Shop What Matters To You collection is here! As an integral part of our company initiative to support a more equitable, responsible future in the wine industry, our users are able to browse a collection of wineries and wine brands that match both their taste buds and social values.

Available to buy select bottles from our connected retailers and to learn more about others, learn more about the causes featured in our recent release:

Animal Welfare

If you love animals and sipping wine, then boy do we have some good news for you!  Shop and support the wineries that are contributing to the well-being of animals and wildlife around the world.

  • Black Kite Cellars: They have supported the Elephant Crisis fund, the Wildlife Conservation Network, Ewaso Lions, Save the Elephants, the Golden Gates Raptor Observatory, and the celebration of Jane Goodall’s 80th Birthday. 100% of proceeds from the Pinot Noir blend, African Quest, go towards African NGOs that support both wildlife conservation and local communities.
  • One Hope: Donates 50% of proceeds to various causes, with a percentage of proceeds going toward pet shelters through their partnership with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
  • Leopard’s Leap Wines: Through the Cape Leopard Trust, they are helping to ensure the Cape Mountain Leopard is protected from extinction. 
  • Bar Dog Wines: Committed to supporting rescue shelters, they hold a partnership with The Petfinder Foundation to award grants to shelters helping provide them with pet food, supplies and veterinary treatment for dogs waiting to be adopted.
  • Gorilla Wines: Supports Gorilla conservation projects in the Congo DR, Rwanda and Uganda. 

Black-Owned Wineries

We can’t ignore the ongoing racial injustice and inequality that has been happening in our society. With less than one percent of wineries being Black-owned or having Black winemakers, Sippd aims to further promote, highlight and amplify the reach of Black-owners on our platform.

  • Maison Noir Wines: Founded by sommelier André Hueston Mack in 2007, his wines are unique and distinctive garage wines.
  • Brown Estate: The first Brown wine was established back in 1996 and celebrated their 20th bottled vintage in September 2016.
  • Vision Cellars: Mac McDonald and his wife, Lil, started Vision Cellars back in 1995 and their first bottling was a Pinot Noir in 1997.
  • McBride Sisters Collection: Andréa and Robin McBride created one of the largest Black-Owned wine companies in the U.S., and have prided themselves on being inclusive, accessible, socially aware and sustainable. 
  • Corner 103: Founded by Lloyd Davis, they first opened their doors in 2015. Corner 103 has award-winning wines that have put them as one of the top 10 best wineries in the country by USA Today.
  • Fog Crest Vineyard: Rosalind and James Manoogian established Fog Crest in 1998 after having a life-long fascination for food and wine.
  • Wade Cellars: After a successful NBA career, Dwayne Wade decided to develop his passion for wine alongside his friend, Jayson Pahlmeyer.
  • Bodkin Wines: Founded by Chris Christensen, his winery produces award-winning Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc.
  • CW Intercept: In 2019, after a successful NFL career, Charles Woodson launched CW Intercept. Woodson produces Cabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and a red blend. 
  • Domaine Curry: Ayesha and Sydel Curry created the brand.

Planet-Friendly Wines

We understand the importance of being environmentally- conscious when it comes to our daily consumption, which is why we want to give you Mother-Earth approved wines! Organic, sustainable and biodynamic winemaking is increasing in popularity and Sippd is here to provide you with shoppable bottles.

Sustainable Wines:

Sustainable Wines aim to have a winemaking process that protects our soil, water and air.

  • Silver Oak: A family-owned, multi-generational winery, Silver Oak wineries in Napa Valley and Alexander Valley, are Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum Certified – establishing them as a sustainable winery.
  • Cono Sur: Combined traditional agricultural and oenological practices while incorporating new technologies that allow the production of high-quality wines while protecting the environment. 
  • Dutton Estate Winery: Dutton Ranch vineyards are certified sustainable and are a part of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA). 
  • A to Z: Committed to sustainability and environmental responsibility, A to Z has been a certified LIVE winery for 8 years. 
  • Whitehaven: Qualified for the Appellation Marlborough Wine (AMW) Certification, signifying their dedication to sourcing grapes, producing and bottling within Marlborough while following strict sustainability guidelines. 
  • Parducci: Produces their wines in a certified sustainable winery.
  • Yalumba: Since the mid-1900s they’ve developed their own sustainable viticulture program that has awarded them 43 global accolades for sustainable practices, including sustainable winegrowing.

Organic Wines:

Organic Wines are produced from grapes that have been grown without the use of artificial or synthetic chemicals.

  • Frog’s Leap: An organic farm that produces wines from certified organically grown grapes.
  • Schramsberg Vineyards: Only uses organic or naturally derived fertilizers. 
  • Bonterra Organic Vineyards: Have been farming organically since 1987, instead of using harsh chemicals to ward off pests on their vineyards, they have animals to take care of the problem more naturally. 
  • Tiamo Wines: Made from organic grapes. 
  • Domaine Breton – Have implemented organic and biodynamic practices in their vineyards since 1990. They aim for balance of the soils and of the plants, replace dead rootstocks by massale selection, treat their vineyards organically and pick grapes manually and at optimal maturity.

Biodynamic Wines:

Biodynamic winemaking incorporates traditional ideas about a vineyard as part of an entire ecosystem.

  • Frey Wines: Have produced award-winning vegan, gluten-free wines with no added sulfites since 1980. Their organic and biodynamic farming methods encourage care for all elements and wildlife while promoting rich biodiversity in the vineyard. 
  • Nicolas Joly: Began implementing biodynamic practices across their estate and has been Demeter and Ecocert certified since 1984. 
  • Montinore Estate: Has committed to biodynamic farming and winemaking practices since the early 2000s. The estate received the biodynamic certification granted by Demeter in 2008 and has grown to become the country’s largest producer of certified estate wines made from biodynamic grapes. 
  • Benziger: All four estate vineyards use biodynamic farming methods and are Demeter-certified biodynamic. 
  • Pacific Rim: The Wallula vineyard is the first biodynamic and organic certified vineyard in Washington State. They ban all use of pesticides and excessive watering techniques. 
  • Willamette Valley Vineyards: Has completed a full cycle of biodynamic farming practices since 2019.
  • Domaine Ostertag: Founder André Ostertag rejects formulaic, scientifically engineered wines since he went biodynamic back in 1997.

Covid-19 Relief Wineries

2020 was a year that impacted everyone in different ways. A lot of people saw and experienced the negative effects of a global pandemic outbreak and while a portion of us were lucky enough to enjoy the memes and the happy hours in our living rooms, many experienced hardship. The wineries below took it upon themselves to give back where it was most needed. Sippd wants to recognize the wineries that gave back and applaud them for their generosity.

  • Francis Ford Coppola Winery: Partnered with No Kid Hungry to donate a minimum of $150,000 to help feed school children that depend on school meals.
  • Three Sticks: Held jam sessions for out-of-work musicians and donated profits to Sonoma Family Meal. 
  • Heitz Cellar: Partnered with Adobe Services, The Table and Salvation Army to help families in need.
  • Kistler Vineyards: Donated $100,000 of proceeds to the RERF, the Restaurant Workers Community Foundation and the United Sommelier Foundation who assists restaurant workers in need.
  •  Quilceda Creek: Donated $365,000 to Restaurant Employee Relief Fund (RERF) that uses funds to provide unemployed restaurant workers with paychecks.

Sipping for a Good Cause

The Sippd team will be updating our Shop What Matters To You collection on a quarterly-basis as we continue to highlight wineries that are contributing to making the world a better place! Discover and shop for your next favorite bottle with Sippd, the AI-powered wine recommender, while supporting a good cause.

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